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About this report:

The SDSN Leadership Council published its report An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development in June 2013, following an extensive public consultation on an earlier draft. The Action Agenda maps out ten operational priorities for the post-2015 development agenda and proposes 10 goals with 30 associated targets (3 per goal).

This new draft report presents an integrated framework of 100 indicators within the framework of the goals and targets proposed by the SDSN. Drawing on the work of the SDSN Thematic Groups, this indicator report further proposes principles and responsibilities for SDG monitoring. Small changes and additions have been made to the goals and targets initially proposed in 2013 (highlighted in yellow). All indicators are at an early stage – some are in brackets. We are looking for comments and creativity to improve and complete them.

About the public consultation:

The public consultation will run from February 14 to March 14, 2014. Comments must be submitted using the comment form and sent via email to [email protected]. In view of the expected number of comments we may not be able to respond to individual comments received. We encourage readers to also discuss the report on Twitter, referencing#indicators2015, although the twitter feed is not a substitute for sending in written comments formally.

Please focus your attention on the proposed indicators, as the goals and targets have already undergone extensive public consultation. We propose to keep the total number of core indicators to no more than 100, so any addition of new indicators needs to be matched by cuts elsewhere.

At the conclusion of the public consultation period, we will make all submissions publicly available on our website, unless the submitting organization/individual requests their submission remain confidential. As with the Action Agenda, we will also publish a brief synthesis of the comments received (the synthesis of comments on the Action Agenda is available here). The SDSN reserves the right not to post comments that are inappropriate.

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